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DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH - Articles and news items

DFS signs contract with Frequentis to install remote tower technology

Airport news  •  11 June 2015  •  Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, International Airport Review

DFS (Deutsche Flugsicherung), the German air navigation service provider has, signed a contract with Frequentis to equip Saarbrücken Airport with its remote tower technology.

ATC / ATM Supplement

Issue 6 2013, Supplements  •  19 December 2013  •  Joe Baker (NATS), Frank Brenner (EUROCONTROL)

Joe Baker, Senior Systems Engineer at NATS, provides an overview of the TOPFLIGHT project and Frank Brenner, Director General at EUROCONTROL, gives an update on the Centralised Service initiative on flight plan and airport slot consistency...

ATC / ATM supplement 2012 (free to view)

Issue 6 2012, Supplements  •  7 December 2012  •  Victoria Cox / Tim Quilter / Morten Dambæk / Thomas Buchanan / Gerhard Tauss / Andreas Lipp

NextGen is now - why the future is already here (Victoria Cox, Assistant Administrator for NextGen, Federal Aviation Administration)
SESAR: Heading in the right direction (Tim Quilter, Director, Corporate Strategy at ERA; Morten Dambæk, CEO, Naviair; Thomas Buchanan, Head of International Affairs and Corporate Strategy, Skyguide and Gerhard Tauss, Head of SESAR Programme at DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung)
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Satellite technology gains ground

Issue 5 2012  •  3 October 2012  •  Stefan Naerlich, Head of Navigation Services, Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH and Hans-Jochen Kreher, Head of Satellite Navigation Department, Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH

Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) using ground-based augmentation are considered the future solution for precision approaches at airports. Airlines, Air Navigation Service Providers (ANSPs) and manufacturers have been collaborating on a worldwide scale to expand the technology’s capabilities. EUROCONTROL’s SESAR and the FAA’s NextGen programmes are working towards replacing Instrument Landing Systems (ILS) with groundbased augmentation systems (GBAS).According to a market intelligence report conducted by the business media provider ATC Global, GBAS may provide considerable cost-savings. What’s more: GBAS has a high potential for maximising capacity at airports and allows flexible operational use. The German ANSP, Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS), was the first in the world to operate GBAS for Category I precision approaches in regular operations at an airport. DFS plans to set up a GBAS trial installation for Category II and III operations by 2013/2014.The system boosts the accuracy and integrity of GPS by transmitting corrections to aircraft via a Very High Frequency (VHF) radio data link from a transmitter on the ground. It focuses on the airport area covering approximately a 40km radius. For an airport, even with multiple runways, only one ground station, comprising four GPS antennas, a computer and a VHF transmitter, is necessary.

One million flights under the new air traffic management system

Airport news  •  18 October 2011  •  DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH

With the words "You're identified", the air traffic controller confirmed the initial call of the Lufthansa pilot of flight DLH729...

New ATC Data recording contract form DFS for Skysoft-ATM

Airport news  •  13 September 2011  •  SkySoft-ATM

SkySoft-ATM to expand in the new control room in Karlsruhe the video, voice and serial data solution from SkySoft-ATM...

INDRA to implement a GNSS monitoring system to back up Air Traffic in Germany

Airport news  •  23 December 2010  •  CANSO

It will measure the signals broadcasted by Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) in order to assess its performances.

Dieter Kaden remains Chairman and CEO of DFS until the end of 2012

Airport news  •  4 May 2010  •  DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH

On Monday, the Supervisory Board of DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH appointed Dieter Kaden as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors for a further two years...

Runway bottleneck optimising the optimum

Issue 2 2007, Past issues  •  3 April 2007  •  Dieter Kaden, Chairman and Chief Executive Office and Ralph Riedle, Director Operations, DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH

Delays in air traffic have a great variety of causes that are often aggravated by knock-on effects due to the individual process structure of a flight. Furthermore, it is the weakest link in the aviation chain that determines the success of the overall system. This is most evident in the case of the runway system, the capacity of which often fails to meet the demand. Clever interplay between the partners in air transport – airlines, airports and air navigation service providers – as well as the use of advanced technologies, however, creates new opportunities even at busy international hubs.

64 games, 147 goals and 3,357 extra flights

Issue 3 2006, Past issues  •  11 September 2006  •  Thomas Klein, Head of ATM Operations and Capacity Planning, DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung GmbH

Thirty-two teams comprising players, trainers and support staff, 12,000 journalists, thousands of VIPs and several million fans were expected in Germany for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. All of them had to be transported safely and punctually – at the busiest time of the year in terms of tourist travel in Germany.


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